Are your learners having trouble with CVCE words? Try these free clip cards for extra reading practice!
If you have learners that have trouble distinguishing between CVC and CVCe words, this printable is for you.
What are CVC and CVCE words?
CVC words are consonant-short vowel-consonant.
Examples: cat, box, rod, wig
CVCe words are consonant-vowel-consonant-silent e.
Examples: rake, tube, like, poke
How to use the printable
- Print and laminate the pages.
- Cut apart the cards.
- On the back of each card, draw a small dot on the back of the correct answer using permanent marker.
- Give your learners clipping clothespins.
- Have your learners read each word and clip the corresponding picture. They can turn the card over to check their answer.
(Tip: If you don’t have clipping clothespins, use these as “pinch” cards. Learners can simply pinch the correct answer before they flip to check their answer.)
While you could skip it, I definitely recommend using a marker to dot the answer on the back.
That way the cards are self-checking.
In the above example, my preschooler read the word quickly without reading to the end. She read “pop.”
She pinched the answer and turned the card over … only to see that she had pinched the wrong picture.
I asked her to turn the card over and read the word again … this time, noticing the final letter.
Now she had it!
I made the cards tricky on purpose. In the above example, learners who don’t remember to make the vowel long will likely pinch the picture of “cut.”
But when they flip the card to check their answer, they’ll realize they need to try again.
Learners will also have to remember how to distinguish b/d … or they’ll likely pinch the picture of “rob.” (Check this post for free b/d posters that will help.)